TGIF! "5 in 5" + Foto Friday

On Tuesday I casually mentioned my “5 in 5” series starting up soon and it seems to have caught your interest.

Here are the details:

May 24: Ottawa Half Marathon

It’s our National Capital Marathon and it’s a massive event in a beautiful city. A group of my friends are running their first marathon and invited me to shack up with them at a cottage for the weekend. So I figured… I might as well run!

May 31: Toronto Women’s Half

In its inaugural year with promises of a chocolate aid station, fire fighter’s water station and a unique necklace for all finishers, this event sold out months ago. Girls rule. šŸ™‚

June 7: Mud Run

They don’t call it Canada’s Dirtiest 10K for nothing. (See below.)

June 14: Niagara Wine Country Run (10K)

“Runners are invited to explore the stunning vineyards and sample premium wine at the expo, along the picturesque course and at the finish line.”

We’ve booked a hotel for the night with a group of friends and it’s going to be wine-tacular. Something tells me I won’t be setting a PR…

June 20: Toronto City Chase

“The City Chase is a unique urban adventure that requires participants to exhibit teamwork, resourcefulness, determination and the ability to make decisions on the fly as they search for ChasePoints scattered in unknown locations throughout the city. ChasePoints are designed to test teams with a variety of physical, mental, and otherwise adventurous challenges.”

The “Blister Sisters” tore up Toronto last year and we can’t wait to do it again.

Clearly, the “5 in 5” are not typical road races and I’m planning to run every single one for fun. I can’t wait to get started! But for now, it’s a long weekend here in Canada and I don’t have a race on the schedule for the first time in 4 weeks. What am I going to do with myself? (For starters… I’m sleeping in!)


It’s Foto Friday c/o Adventure Seeker so here’s a sneak peak at what I’m getting myself into.

MudRun 2008


Have a great weekend!


28 thoughts on “TGIF! "5 in 5" + Foto Friday

  1. You had me at “chocolate aid station.” Those races sound like so much fun. I’m excited for you, and can’t wait to hear all about them!

  2. so bummed about the TO Women’s HM šŸ˜¦ Have a great long weekend! Rest up for your 5 in 5! Can’t wait to hear what you two have to do for the City Chase this year. lol

  3. That looks like a great group of races. Yes, enjoy sleeping in this weekend as it looks like you won’t have the chance again for some time! šŸ™‚

  4. HOW FUN!!! you picked some really unique races, and a Variety! wow, I can’t wait to read about these. Seriously, chocolate aid station AND a winery thrown in there?! Brilliant! šŸ™‚

  5. Love your five! I did the Muddy Buddy which seems like your Mud Run. Why not pick the most fun runs and enjoy yourself while keeping in touch and being challenged?

  6. I’m so jealous of the Women’s half! Chocolate aid station?! seriously!?! that is amazing.(i tried a chocolate gu for the first time yesterday, it was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! like eating brownie batter).

  7. Getting tired just thinking of 5 in 5.. you shud consdier 6 in five and to the 5 miler nightcrawler in toronto.. (it’s after work on a wednesday)

  8. Wow- I’m impressed with all those races. I just found your blog and I can’t wait to see how you do with all these races, good luck!

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